to David Malcolm for sending me the photograph above.
launched at Henry Robb's Yard, Leith in February 1956,
was one of a number of ships built by Robbs for the Union Steamship
Co. of New Zealand."
shopping and entertainment complex now stands where Henry Robb's
shipbuilding yard once stood, on the eastern
side of Leith's Western Harbour.
To New Zealand
underwent sea trials on 8 May 1956 and sailed from Leith on 10 May 1956
bound for New Zealand via London where it picked up a cargo of bagged
I joined the ship as 3rd
Officer in April while it was being fitted out prior to hand-over.
After arrival in NZ I continued serving on board for a number of months
while the ship was engaged in the Trans-Tasman trade."
Acknowledgement: David Malcolm, North Island, New
Zealand: April 10, 2009